May 19, 2016 -
The creation of manufacturing jobs has been touted as a solution to the country's economic woes, but a new report finds that a surprisingly large number of manufacturing production workers' families rely on public safety-net programs to make ends meet — especially in Southern states.
December 15, 2015 -
An oil industry-sponsored study that's been used to justify support for drilling off the Southeast coast overestimated the economic benefits while failing to account for the risks, according to a new analysis sponsored by an environmental advocacy group.
September 18, 2015 -
The Great Recession took a disproportionate toll on African-American workers, especially in the South. Efforts are underway to address the labor movement's history of racism and to organize workers of color across the region and beyond.
July 24, 2015 -
A new study finds that child poverty has risen nationally, with over a quarter of children in the South living below the poverty line. But the region has also seen improvements in child health insurance coverage and in educational achievement.
March 4, 2015 -
In sprawling metros of the South, residential segregation influences school quality, housing options, and transportation, and a disconnect often exists between low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and the location of good jobs.
May 30, 2013 -
Each year, cities and counties give more than $25 billion in tax breaks and other subsidies to lure businesses. What happens to the money? In most areas, it's hard to find out.
January 15, 2013 -
Corporate polluters are taking aim this year at states with renewable energy laws, starting with an attack on North Carolina's law by a corporate front group supported by Duke Energy, ExxonMobil, and Koch Industries.